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HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

It’s Christmas in the City,

a time to deck the halls, jingle your bells, and take a walk through a winter wonderland. And, there’s no better place to have yourself a merry little Christmas than Downtown Boise, where twinkling lights, festive decorations and holiday cheer brighten up every corner. Stroll through the city streets and enjoy delightful window displays, delicious dining and a variety of entertainment. Surprise the kids with a visit to see Santa. Discover how holiday shopping in downtown Boise is a breeze, even if your gift list reads like the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” With more than 300 stores, restaurants and other venues, Downtown Boise is definitely a holiday destination. Inside this publication you’ll find everything you need to know about shopping, dining, parking, relaxing and being entertained in Downtown Boise. Or, visit the Downtown Boise Association online at downtownboise.org for more information. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! —Downtown Boise

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Boise’s Favorite Holiday Traditions During the holidays, Downtown Boise sets the stage for some of the most exciting events and gatherings that you won’t find anywhere else. Music, art, theater, food and drink, community events—the sights, sounds

and flavors of the season are all yours to savor right in the heart of our city. So bundle up, gather up your family and friends and treat yourself to some very special signature holiday events that happen only once a year during Christmas in the City. Remember when you were a kid and your parents plugged in the just-

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decorated Christmas tree for the very first time? If you oohed and aahhed then, just wait until Boise lights the enormous Women’s and Children’s Alliance Giving Tree during the Zions Bank Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, Saturday, Nov. 27, from 5-7 p.m. on the Grove Plaza. This event will surely get you in the holiday spirit. Gather on the Grove Plaza with your family, friends and the rest of Boise and enjoy the lighting of the community Christmas tree, live music, caroling, a candle-lighting ceremony, and food and beverages. One of the most festive holiday happenings is the annual Winter Window Gallery Stroll, which begins on First Thursday, Dec. 2. Take a stroll downtown and you will see much more in the windows than just the latest fashions. For the fifth year, local artists are helping create holiday magic by decorating various downtown store windows with winter scenes, twinkling lights and beautiful holiday art. Speaking of lifting spirits and cheer, the Boise Tuba Christmas will definitely add some “oom-pah” to your Christmas holidays. Head on downtown on Saturday, Dec. 4, and enjoy more than 60 tuba and baritone players from local high schools, Boise State and the community, who will serenade you with traditional Christmas carols. Where else can you enjoy the tuba version of “Deck the Halls,” “It Came Upon WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


holiday events a Midnight Clear,” “Silver Bells,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Silent Night” and more? The group will be on the Grove Plaza at 3:30 p.m. and in the State Capitol Rotunda at 4:30 p.m. It’s tubalicious. The Boise Holiday Parade is always a special day for the whole family. This year, the parade will start at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. Bundle up the kids and get there early to get a good seat along the route, which runs from 11th and Jefferson streets to Fourth and Bannock streets. Ring in the holidays with this year’s parade Grand Marshal, Idaho’s Teacher in Space Barbara Morgan. Everyone can be a kid at the Old Boise N-Scale Model Railroaders display in the Old Boise Pioneer Building, 106 N. Sixth St., in Mezzanine 1. This huge exhibit, complete with numerous towns, villages and trains, is free and open to the public every Saturday Nov. 27-Dec. 18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. And, even though he much prefers his sleigh and reindeer to a train, Santa Claus will be there to take free pictures with the kids and will rove the Old Boise Sixth and Main area, thanks to the generous support of the Old Boise Merchants Association. Music is such a large part of the holiday season, and the annual Hymns of Thanksgiving offers an amazing musical experience for the whole family. For this concert, a community choir and orchestra of about 350 musicians have been brought together to perform songs and hymns that are sure to entertain and inspire. The concert is on Sunday, Nov. 21, and begins at 7:30 p.m. at Qwest Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., seating is open and tickets are not WWW. BOISEWEEKLY.C O M

required. Guests are invited to make a monetary donation to the Idaho Foodbank at the event. Visit hymnsthanks. com for more information. Amahl and the Night Visitors, Menotti’s classic holiday story of faith and miracles, has been seen by more people than any other opera in history and is returning to Opera Idaho Sings Christmas! for a second consecutive year. The opera tells the story of a crippled boy who is able to walk during a visit by the Magi on their way to visit the birth site of Jesus. Boise mezzo-soprano Tiffany Calas will once again star as Amahl’s mother. Directed by Valerie BaughSchlossberg, and conducted by Laura Rushing-Raynes. Perfect for the whole family. Dates and times are Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Egyptian Theatre box office. Call 208-387-1273 or visit operaidaho.org for more information. These are just a few of the many

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events going on in Downtown Boise during Christmas in the City. Be sure to check out the full calendar of events listing on pages 6, 7 and 10.

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Wednesday, Nov. 24

Holiday Farmers Market

St. Alphonsus Festival of Trees

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Eighth Street, downtown Featuring local produce, wreaths and floral arrangements, Idaho specialty foods and wines, art and more. Visit capitalcitypublicmarket. com for more information.

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Boise Holiday Parade 9:45 a.m. 11th and Jefferson streets to Fourth Street to Bannock Street The Holiday Parade is a Boise tradition and a source of pride for our community. Bring the family to this year’s parade and celebrate along with Grand Marshal (and Idaho Teacher in Space) Barbara Morgan. Visitboiseholidayparade.org for information.

Boise Centre During Thanksgiving week, Boise Centre becomes home to a wonderland of holiday beauty. From the black-tie gala to breakfast with Santa, there is something for everyone. Visit saintalphonsus.org for more information. Continues daily through Sunday, Nov. 28.

Winter Wednesdays Qwest Arena Enjoy Idaho Steelheads hockey. Tickets available at qwestarenaidaho.com. Check out special offers at downtownboise.org.

Saturday, Nov. 13 Holiday Farmers Market 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Eighth Street, downtown Visit capitalcitypublicmarket.com for more information.

City Santa 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Berryhill & Co. Ballroom, 121 N. Ninth St. St. Alphonsus Festival For a small donation, children may of Trees tell Santa their Christmas wishes Boise Centre and have their picture taken with Visit saintalphonsus.org for more in- Old St Nick. Proceeds benefit the formation. Continues daily through American Cancer Society. The event Sunday, Nov. 28. is presented by DL Evans Bank. Visit downtownboise.org for more information. Santa will be available Saturdays through Dec. 18 and on Sunday, Dec. 19. Idaho Foodbank

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Friday, Nov. 26 Empty Bowls Event

Gingerbread Holiday Village 6 p.m. Boise State Jordan Ballroom A gala fundraiser for the Family Advocate Program. Professional, amateur and youth chefs create themed gingerbread houses to auction off at the dinner. Visit familyadvocate.org for more information.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Grove Plaza Purchase a handcrafted bowl made by Idaho potters and have it filled with hot soup from downtown restaurants. Hot soup and handcrafted pottery only $10. Visit idahofoodbank.org for more information.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

8 p.m. Boise Little Theater Boise Little Theater presents the Trans-Siberian Orchestra stage adaptation of the classic film. 7:30 p.m. Continues Fridays and Saturdays Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University through Dec. 18; 7:30 p.m. on Drive, Boise State Thursday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9; 2 A holiday concert favorite that p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 and Dec. combines hard rock theatrics and 11. Visit boiselittletheater.org for classical music foundations. Tickets information and tickets. on sale at idahotickets.com.

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Saturday, Nov. 20 Holiday Farmers Market 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Eighth Street, downtown Visit capitalcitypublicmarket.com for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 21 Hymns of Thanksgiving 7:30 p.m. Qwest Arena A community choir and orchestra present this event. Open seating, free to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Make a monetary donation to the Idaho Foodbank. Visit hymnsthanks.com for information.

Giving Tree to benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance Daily through Tuesday, Dec. 14 Grove Plaza Take a tag from the Giving Tree and support victims of abuse at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Drop off new, unwrapped gifts at WCA at 720 W. Washington St. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Visit wcaboise.org for more information.

Old Boise N-Scale Model Railroaders

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Boise, Pioneer Building, 106 N. Sixth St., Mezzanine 1 Visit the model railroaders exhibit, complete with towns, villages and trains. Santa Claus will be availSt. Alphonsus Festival able for free pictures thanks to the support of the Old Boise Merchants of Trees Association. Visitoldboise.com for Boise Centre Visit saintalphonsus.org for more in- more information. Continues every Saturday through Dec. 18. formation. Continues daily through Sunday, Nov. 28.

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Saturday, Nov. 27 Zions Bank Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Grove Plaza Bring your family to the event that welcomes the holiday season to Boise. The event includes the lighting of the community Christmas tree, music, caroling and food and beverages. Visit downtownboise.org for more information.

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7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Michael McLean’s touching Christmas tale of a nurse whose life is changed by one of her patients. Tickets on sale at idahotickets.com.

Holiday Farmers Market 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Eighth Street, downtown Visit capitalcitypublicmarket.com for more information.

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St. Alphonsus Festival of Trees Boise Centre Visit saintalphonsus.org for more information. Continues daily through Sunday, Nov. 28.

Sunday, Nov. 28 St. Alphonsus Festival of Trees Boise Centre Visit saintalphonsus.org for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 2 First Thursday 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Downtown Boise Experience Downtown Boise at its finest as retailers, galleries and restaurants entertain you with a variety of events. Find a map and listings of locations at downtownboise.org.

Winter Window Gallery Stroll Daily through Friday, Dec. 31 Downtown Boise Local artists and businesses have teamed up to create fantastic holiday window art for the fifth annual Winter Window Gallery Stroll. The stroll features the work of many local artists. Visit downtownboise.org for more information.

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Celebrate the season with the four-part harmonies of the awardwinning group. Tickets on sale at idahotickets.com.

City Santa 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Berryhill & Co. Ballroom, 121 N. Ninth St. Visit Old St. Nick. Visit downtownboise.org for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 4 Great Fruitcake Follies Baking Contest Entries due by 11 a.m., judging at noon. Register by Wednesday, Dec. 1 Downtown Boise Dig out your grandmother’s favorite recipe and bring your best fruitcake to be judged by a panel of Holiday Farmers market vendors. Winners will receive a Market shopping tote and market money. For information call 208-345-9287 or e-mail karen@capitalcitypublicmarket.com.

Boise Tuba Christmas 3:30 p.m. at Grove Plaza 4:30 p.m. at the Capitol Rotunda More than 60 tuba and baritone players known as Boise Tuba Christmas will serenade Downtown Boise with traditional carols for the 18th year. Each site will host a half-hour concert of more than 20 carols.

Opera Idaho Sings Christmas! 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St. Amahl and the Night Visitors, Menotti’s classic story of faith and miracles has been seen by more people than any other opera. Starring mezzo soprano Tiffany Calas, Drew Myers and Zachery Berreth. Directed by Mark Junkert and conducted by Laura Rushing-Raynes. Perfect for the whole family. Tickets at the Egyptian box office. Call 208-387-1273 or see operaidaho. org for more information.

Holiday Farmers Market 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Eighth Street, downtown Visit capitalcitypublicmarket.com for more information.

City Santa 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Berryhill & Co. ballroom, 121 N. Ninth St. Visit Old St Nick. Visit downtownboise.org for more information.

Old Boise N-Scale Model Railroaders 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Boise, Pioneer Building, 106 N. Sixth St., Mezzanine 1 Visit the model railroaders exhibit with Santa Claus. Visitoldboise.com for more information. Continues every Saturday through Dec. 18.

Sunday, Dec. 5 Opera Idaho Sings Christmas! 2:30 p.m. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St. Tickets at the Egyptian box office. Call 208-387-1273 or see operaidaho.org for more information.

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Friday, Dec. 10 Ballet Idaho, The Nutcracker

Ballet Idaho, The Nutcracker

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2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Morrison Center Winter Wednesdays 8 p.m. Visit idahotickets.com or call Qwest Arena Morrison Center Select-A-Seat at 208-426Enjoy Steelheads hockey. Ballet Idaho joins with Boise 1110 to purchase tickets. Tickets at qwestarenaidaho. Philharmonic and Opera com. Check out special ofIdaho’s Children’s Chorus fers at downtownboise.org. Holiday to present this community favorite. Visit idahotickets. Farmers Market com or call Select-A-Seat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 208-426-1110 to purEighth Street, downtown chase tickets. Visit capitalcitypublicmarket. com for more information.

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Saturday, Dec. 11 Great Fruitcake Follies Downtown Caroling Contest 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Register by Saturday, Dec. 4 Grove Plaza and Eighth Street The Downtown Boise Association and Capital City Public Market invite you to enjoy the second annual Great Fruitcake Follies Downtown Caroling Contest. Groups competing in the contest will be judged based on presentation, movement and quality of singing. For information call 208-3459287 or e-mail karen@capitalcitypublicmarket.com.

Free Parking Day 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thanks to the holiday spirit of Capital City Development Corporation, Republic Parking, The Car Park, and Diamond Parking Services, parking will be free in many lots and structures across downtown. Visit downtownboise.org for information.

City Santa 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Berryhill & Co. Ballroom, 121 N. Ninth St. Visit Old St. Nick. Visit downtownboise.org for more information.

Old Boise N-Scale Model Railroaders 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Boise, Pioneer Building, 106 N. Sixth St., Mezzanine 1 Visit the model railroaders exhibit with Santa Claus. Visit oldboise.com for more information. Continues every Saturday through Dec. 18.

Sunday, Dec. 12 Ballet Idaho, The Nutcracker

Holiday Farmers Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Eighth Street, downtown Visit capitalcitypublicmarket. com for more information.

City Santa 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Berryhill & Co. Ballroom, 121 N. Ninth St. Visit Old St. Nick. Visit downtownboise.org for more information.

Old Boise N-Scale Model Railroaders 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Boise, Pioneer Building, 106 N. Sixth St., Mezzanine 1 Visit the model railroaders exhibit with Santa Claus. Visitoldboise.com for more information.

2 p.m. Morrison Center Visit idahotickets.com or call Select-A-Seat at 208-426A Christmas Carol 1110 to purchase tickets. 2 p.m. Morrison Center Part of the Family Reading series. Tickets and information at 208-426-1110 or online at idahotickets.com.

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DOWNTOWN BOISE GIFTCARD MAKES A GREAT GIFT FOR ALL It’s Christmas time. It’s crunch time. And you have no idea what size your Aunt Sue wears, what music your brother listens to, what color shirt your dad needs, or where your coworker likes to eat. No problemo. The Downtown Boise Giftcard is a great idea for just about anyone on your list. Accepted at more than 250 downtown Boise shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, the cards can help solve the question, “should I get mom a frying pan or a new coat?” Why not give her a Downtown Boise Gift Card and let her enjoy a delightful downtown experience where she can get what she wants. Downtown Boise Giftcards can be purchased in any amount from $10 to $50 and can be used to purchase everything from a cup of coffee and a muffin to tickets to watch Steelheads Hockey at Qwest Arena. Much more than just a piece of plastic, the Downtown Boise Giftcard opens a wide, wonderful shopping experience that can’t be matched anywhere else in town. —Patti Murphy DOWNTOWN BOISE GIFTCARDS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THESE LOCATIONS: Online at downtownboise.org Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320 The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8010 Bronco Shop, 778 W. Broad St. 208-426-4648 Order by phone at 208-472-5251

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SHOPPING Apparel-Men’s * Alexander Davis 812 W. Bannock St. * Eyes of the World Imports 1576 W. Grove St. * Fancy Pants 825 W. Idaho St. * Helly Hansen 860 W. Broad St. Initial Response Embroidery 222 N. Ninth St. * Jos A. Bank 380 S. Eighth St. * LUX Fashion Lounge 785 W. Idaho St. * Miss Molly’s 404 S. Eighth St. * The Modern Man 208 N. Ninth St. * The North Face 800 W. Idaho St. * PalmerCash 807 W. Idaho St. * Paradigm Apparel 218 N. Ninth St. * To The Nynes 168 N. Ninth St. * Tom James Co. 720 W. Idaho St. Underground Style 150 N. Eighth St. * Urban Outfitters 238 S. Eighth St. Apparel-Shoes * Foot Dynamics 1021 W. Main St. * Shoe Fetish 310 N. Ninth St. * Shoez/Piece Unique Clothing 404 S. Eighth St. * SoleMates Comfort Footwear 120 N. Eighth St. * Urban Outfitters 238 S. Eighth St. Apparel-Women * American Clothing Gallery, Inc. 100 N. Eighth St. * Ann Taylor Loft 370 S. Eighth St. * Anthropologie 822 W. Idaho St. * Atomic Treasures 409 S. Eighth St. * Barbara Barbara & Co. 834 W. Bannock St. * Belle Boutique 224 N. Eighth St. * Chic Bridal Boutique 404 S. Eighth St. * Chico’s 816 W. Idaho St. * Cricket Clothing Co. of Boise 817 W. Idaho St. * Dragonfly 414 W. Main St. * Ella’s Room 413 S. Eighth St. * Eyes of the World Imports 1576 W. Grove St. * Fancy Pants 825 W. Idaho St. * Helly Hansen 860 W. Broad St. Initial Response Embroidery 222 N. Ninth St. Lululemon Athletica 214 N. Ninth St. * LUX Fashion Lounge 785 W. Idaho St. * Miss Molly’s 404 S. Eighth St. * The North Face 800 W. Idaho St. * PalmerCash 807 W. Idaho St. * Paradigm Apparel 218 N. Ninth St. * Piece Unique Clothing/Shoez 404 S. Eighth St. Pink 274 N. Eighth St. * See Jane Run 814 W. Idaho St. * Title Nine 170 N. Eighth St. * Tom James Co. 720 W. Idaho St. * Urban Outfitters 328 S. Eighth St. * White House-Black Market 836 W. Broad St.

Art & Framing 4 Q Gallery 280 N. Eighth St. * ArtSource Gallery 1015 W. Main St. * Basement Gallery 928 W. Main St. * Boise Art Glass 530 W. Myrtle St. * Brown’s Gallery 408 S. Eighth St. * Cole Marr Gallery 404 S. Eighth St. * Gallery 601 211 N. 10th St. * The Lisk Gallery 850 W. Main St. Looney Art Gallery 816 W. Bannock St. * Piazza di Vino Art Gallery 212 N. Ninth St. * Picture This 215 N. Fifth St. Stewart Gallery 1110 W. Jefferson St. Ward Hooper Art Gallery/Frameworks Custom Framing 745 W. Idaho St. Art & Jewelry * Atomic Treasures 409 S. Eighth St. * Hal Davis Jewelers 921 W. Jefferson St. * Precious Metal Arts 280 N. Eighth St. * R. Grey Jewelry Gallery 415 S. Eighth St. * Steve Rambo Jewelers 902 W. Main St. Body Care * Floating Feather Day Spa 602 W. Idaho St. * Graeber & Company Salon & Spa 350 N. Ninth St. * Le Belle Epoque 106 N. Sixth St. * Pamper Salon & Spa 160 N. Eighth St. * Tanzanite Salon & Spa 220 N. Ninth St. Books, Games & Magazines Christian Science Reading Room 222 N. 10th St. * Rediscovered Bookshop 180 N. Eighth St. * The Edge 1105 W. Idaho St. * Trip Taylor Bookseller 212 N. 10th St. Business & Stationary Products * Business Interiors of Idaho 176 S. Capitol Blvd. * Cheers 828 W. Idaho St. Idaho Blueprint & Supply Co. 619 W. Main St. * MacLife 421 S. Eighth St. * Office Depot 722 W. Broad St. * Paisley Roberts Papers & Presents 237 N. Ninth St. Cards & Gifts * Cheers 828 W. Idaho St. * Dragonfly 414 W. Main St. * The Edge 1105 W. Idaho St. * Flying M Coffeehouse 500 W. Idaho St. * Paisley Roberts Papers & Presents 237 N. Ninth St. * Taters “On the Grove” 249 S. Eighth St.

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Children’s Clothing & Toys * Buns in the Oven 413 S. Eighth St. * Cassis 819 W. Idaho St. * The Stylish Stork 405 S. Eighth St. Home Furnishings, Kitchen & Garden * Anthropologie 822 W. Idaho St. * Atomic Treasures 409 S. Eighth St. * Davies Reid 515 W. Idaho St. * Epitome 121 N. Fifth St. * Latta 350 N. Ninth St. * Pottery Gourmet Kitchen 811 W. Bannock St. * Renewal Consignment Homewares 517 S. Eighth St. * Sleep With Grace 130 N. Eighth St. * Urban Outfitters 328 S. Eighth St. Music * Dunkley Music 410 S. Capitol Blvd. * The Record Exchange 1105 W. Idaho St. News & Smoke * Hannifans 1024 W. Main St. * Sturman’s Smoke Shop 218 N. 10th St. Optical * Artisan Optics 190 N. Eighth St. * Mr. Peabody’s Optical Shoppe 404 S. Eighth St. Photography & Portraits * Cherished Images Photography 404 S. Eighth St. * Cole Marr Gallery 404 S. Eighth St. * Lisk Gallery 850 Main St. Steve Welsh Photography 1191 W. Grove St. Specialty Food & Beverage * Basque Market 608 W. Grove St. * Carre Belgian Chocolate 733 W. Broad St. * The Chocolat Bar 805 W. Bannock St. * City Peanut Shop 803 W. Bannock St. Idaho Candy Company 412 S. Eighth St. * La Cantina Sociale 707 W. Bannock St. * Snake River Winery 786 W. Broad St. The Underground Mini Mart 280 N. Eighth St. Specialty Shops * Atomic Treasures 409 S. Eighth St. Bricolage 280 N. Eighth St. * BSU Bronco Shop 778 W. Broad St. * Buns in the Oven 413 S. Eighth St. * Chic Bridal Boutique 404 S. Eighth St. * Eyes of the World Imports 1576 W. Grove St. * Idaho Indie Works 106 N. Sixth St. Que Pasa 409 S. Eighth St. * The Stylish Stork 405 S. Eighth St. * The Vandal Store 821 W. Idaho St.

Sport & Outdoor Specialties * Bandanna Running & Walking 504 W. Main S * BSU Bronco Shop 778 W. Broad S * Georges Cycles & Fitness 251 E. Front S * Helly Hansen 860 W. Broad S * Idaho Mountain Touring 1310 W. Main S * Idaho Sporting Goods 1001 W. State S Lululemon Athletica 214 N. Ninth S * McU Sports 822 W. Jefferson S * Nelson School Supply 419 N. 11th S * The North Face 800 W. Idaho S * Prestige Skateboards 106 S. 11th S * See Jane Run 814 W. Idaho S Sibb Custom Rides 280 N. Eighth S * Title Nine 170 N. Eighth S * The Vandal Store 821 W. Idaho S

DINING American * Addie’s 501 W. Main S * Bardenay 610 W. Grove S * Bittercreek Alehouse/Red Feather Lounge 246 N. Eighth S * Bonefish Grill 855 W. Broad S * Bourbon Street Food & Spirits 416 S. Ninth S * Brick Oven Bistro 801 W. Main S * Falcon Tavern 705 W. Bannock S * Goldy’s 108 S. Capitol Blv * Moon’s Kitchen 712 W. Idaho S * Old Chicago 730 W. Idaho S * Piper Pub & Grill 150 N. Eighth S * Plaza Grill Restaurant 1109 W. Main S * Reef 105 S. Sixth S The Sapphire Grill & Bar 622 W. Idaho S Solid Grill & Bar 405 S. Eighth S * TableRock BrewPub 705 W. Fulton S

Asian * Happy Fish 855 W Broad S * Mai Thai 750 W. Idaho S Mongolian Grill & Bar 801 W. Bannock S * Oriental Express 110 N. 11th S * PF Chang’s China Bistro 391 S. Eighth S Pho Nouveau 780 W. Ida * Shige Express 150 N. Eighth S * Shige Japanese Cuisine 150 N. Eighth S * Shige Japanese Steakhouse 150 N. Eighth S * Superb Sushi 280 N. Eighth S * Yen Ching Restaurant 305 N. Ninth S Yoi Tomo Sushi & Grill 504 S. Capitol Blv * Zen Bento 1000 W. Main S

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French * Le Cafe De Paris 204 N. Capitol Blvd. * La Vie En Rose European Bakery & Bistro 928 W. Main St. Italian * Asiago’s 1002 W. Main St. * Old Chicago 730 W. Idaho St. * Old Spaghetti Factory 610 W. Idaho St. Mexican * Cafe Ole Casa Del Sol * Chronic Tacos * Pollo Rey The Matador

404 S. Eighth St. 409 S. Eighth St. 106 N. Sixth St. 222 N. Eighth St. 215 N. Eighth St.

Other Ethnic * Bombay Grill 928 W. Main St. * Cazba 211 N. Eighth St. * Ha’Penny Irish Pub 855 W. Broad St. * Taj Mahal 150 N. Eighth St. Pizza * Flatbread Community Oven 615 W. Main St. * The Front Door 105 S. Sixth St. Guido’s New York Style Pizzeria 235 N. Fifth St. * Old Chicago 730 W. Idaho St. * Pie Hole 205 N. Eighth St. * Proto’s Pizza 345 S. Eighth St. Tony’s Pizzeria Del Teatro 105 N. Capitol Blvd.

SERVICES Banks & ATMs Bank of America 1200 W. Main St. Bank of America 280 S. Capitol Blvd. Bank of the Cascades 121 N. Ninth St. Bank of the Cascades 209 N. 12th St. Bank of the West 827 W. Idaho St. Banner Bank 950 W. Bannock Chase Bank 175 N. Capitol Blvd. DL Evans Bank 213 N. Ninth St. Idaho Advantage Credit Union 249 N. Ninth St. Idaho Independent Bank 317 N. Ninth St. Idaho Trust National Bank 888 W. Broad St. Idaho Trust National Bank ATM 777 W. Broad St. Key Bank of Idaho 702 W. Idaho St. Mountain West Bank 800 W. Bannock St. Syringa Bank 999 W. Main St. U.S. Bank 101 S. Capitol Blvd. U.S. Bank 205 N. 10th St. Washington Federal 1001 W. Idaho St. Washington Trust Bank 901 W. Bannock St. Wells Fargo Bank 505 W. Bannock St. Wells Fargo Bank 877 W. Main St. Zions Bank 890 W. Main St.

Body Art Studios Mind’s Eye Body Art 280 N. Eighth St. * Nobody’s Hero 1023 W. Main St. Spit Shade Tattoo 211 S. Sixth St.

Hair & Beauty 10th St. Hair Company 205 N. 10th St. Attitudes Salon & Spa 106 N. Sixth St., Ste. A * Boise Barber 928 W. Main St. Customized Hair 928 W. Main St., Ste. C * DV8 1025 W. Main St. The Electric Chair 783 W. Idaho St. * Executive Edge 1109 W. Main St. * Floating Feather Day Spa 602 W. Idaho St., Ste. 107 * Graeber & Company Salon and Spa 350 N. Ninth St. Hairlines 409 S. Eighth St., Ste. 100 * Ingrid’s 242 N. Eighth St. * Le Belle Epoque 106 N. Sixth St. * Lunatic Fringe Salon 874 W. Broad St. * Pamper Salon & Spa 160 N. Eighth St. Platinum Beauty Lounge 1020 W. Main St. * Roots Salon 214 N. 10th St. Salon 117 1111 W. Grove St. Salon 162 404 S. Eighth St. * Scot Christopher Hair Design 204 N. Ninth St. * Tanzanite Salon & Spa 220 N. Ninth St. * Top Notch Hair Design 280 N. Eighth St. Underground Style 735 W. Idaho St. Your Image Barber Styling 1221 W. Grove St. Health & Fitness Curves 911 W Jefferson St. Endurance Training & Fitness 1114 W. Jefferson St. * Heirloom Dance Studio 765 W. Idaho St. Knockout Body Boot Camp 814 W. Jefferson Lindsey A. Lee Massage Therapy 910 W. Main St. * Well Beings Massage 106 N. Sixth St. Your Fitness Your Life Personal Training 199 N. Capitol Blvd. Liquor Store Idaho State Liquor Store 1101 W. Grove St. Printing & Copies Biz Print 600 W. Front St. Idaho Blueprint & Supply Co. 619 W. Main St. * Office Depot 722 W. Broad St. Tablerock Printing 1115 W. Grove St.

Sewing & Alterations Alterations Excellence 404 S. Eighth St. Alterations Master 1020 W. Main St. * The Cotton Club 106 N. Sixth St. * Initial Response Embroidery 222 N. Ninth St. * Taso’s Tailor Shop 220 N. 10th St. Shoe Repair Robert Riebe’s Downtown Shoe Repair 109 N. 10th St. Travel Services Global Travel 900 W. Jefferson St. Travel Centre 580 W. Main St. Visitor Services Boise Convention & Visitor’s Bureau 1199 W. Main St. Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 250 S. Fifth St. Buy Idaho 404 S. Eighth St. Downtown Boise Association 720 W. Idaho St.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Cultural Attractions & Organizations Ballet Idaho 501 S. Eighth St. * Basque Museum & Cultural Center 611 W. Grove St. Boise Art Museum 670 Julia Davis Dr. * Boise Contemporary Theater 854 Fulton St. Boise Philharmonic 516 S. Ninth St. Boise Public Library 715 S. Capitol Blvd. The Cabin Literacy Center 801 S. Capitol Blvd. * Discovery Center of Idaho 131 W. Myrtle St. Esther Simplot Perfroming Arts Academy 516 S. Ninth St. Idaho Black History Museum 508 Julia Davis Dr. Idaho Dance Theatre Inc. 405 S. Eighth St. * Idaho State Historical Museum 610 Julia Davis Dr. Opera Idaho 513 S. Eighth St. TrICA 314 S. Ninth St. * Zoo Boise 355 Julia Davis Dr. Movie Theaters * Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9 760 W. Broad St. * Egyptian Theatre 700 W. Main St. * The Flicks 646 Fulton St. Event Centers The Adelmann Events Center 622 W. Idaho St. Basque Center 601 W. Grove St. Beside Bardenay 612 W. Grove St. Boise Centre 850 W. Front St. Crystal Ballroom 802 W. Bannock St. C.W. Moore Penthouse 250 S. Fifth St. The Grove Plaza Eighth & Main streets * Idaho State Historical Museum 610 Julia Davis Drive

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* The Knitting Factory 416 S. Ninth St. Linen Building Event Center 1402 W. Grove St. * Qwest Arena 245 S. Capitol Blvd. The Rose Room 718 W. Idaho St. Market Capital City Public Market Eighth Street Sporting Events * Idaho Stampede Basketball 245 S. Capitol Blvd. * Idaho Steelheads Hockey 245 S. Capitol Blvd.

NIGHTLIFE Night Clubs & Bars Balcony Club 150 N. Eighth St. * The Bar at the Grove 245 S. Capitol Blvd. Basque Center Bar 601 W. Grove St. * The Bouquet 1010 W. Main St. Cactus Bar 517 W. Main St. Catacomb Club 204 N. Capitol Blvd. China Blue 100 S. Sixth St. Dirty Little Roddy’s 100 S. Sixth St. * The Gamekeeper Lounge 1109 W. Main St. Hannah’s 621 W. Main St. * The Knitting Factory 416 S. Ninth St. * Leku Ona Lounge 117 S. Sixth St. Liquid Lounge 405 S. Sixth St. * The Lobby 760 W. Main St. Mack & Charlie’s 507 W. Main St. * Main Street Bistro 607 W. Main St. The Matador 215 N. Eighth St. * The Modern Hotel & Bar 1314 W. Grove St. Mulligan’s Bar 1009 W. Main St. * Neurolux Lounge 111 N. 11th St. Pengilly’s Saloon 513 W. Main St. * Piazza di Vino Wine Bar & Art Gallery 212 N. Ninth St. * Piper Pub & Grill 150 N. Eighth St. * Reef 105 S. Sixth St. Sin Nightclub 1124 W. Front St. Tenth Street Station 104 N. 10th St. Tom Graineys 109 S. Sixth St. Hotels & Lodging * Grove Hotel 245 S. Capitol Blvd. * Hampton Inn & Suites 495 S. Capitol Blvd. * Hotel 43 981 W. Grove St. IdaHostel 280 N. Eighth St. * Leku Ona Basque Hotel 111 S. Sixth St. * Owyhee Plaza Hotel 1109 W. Main St. * Safari Inn Downtown 1070 W. Grove St. * The Modern Hotel & Bar 1314 W. Grove St.

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event guide City Santa 404 S. 8th Street, Suite 105A in BoDo Boise, ID 83702 telephone: (208) 344-1390 www.mrpeabodysoptical.com

Noon-4 p.m. Berryhill & Co. Ballroom, 121 N. Ninth St. Visit downtownboise.org for more information.

Tuesday, Dec. 21 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Taco Bell Arena Starring the world-famous Rockettes in a replication of the Radio City Music Hall holiday show. Tickets available at idahotickets.com

Wednesday, Dec. 22 Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Saturday, Dec. 25 Miracle on Idaho Street 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Old Chicago Restaurant, 730 W. Idaho St. For the seventh year, homeless and displaced guests will be welcomed for a Christmas Day celebration. Each guest will receive a warm welcome, a finely dressed table and a meal with all the trimmings. New gifts of warm clothing, toys, books, school supplies and blankets will be distributed, and each guest will have the chance to enjoy a visit and picture with Santa. For more information, call 208-363-0037.

Sunday, Dec. 26 Candlelight Historic Church Walk 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Various Downtown Churches Boise’s downtown historic worship sites are again opening their doors for this selfguided walking tour. Look at the Christmas decorations, hear special music and view the various architectural styles of the nine participating churches. Each church will provide a map so you can begin at any one of them. Just look for the luminaries. Refreshments will be available at each location. All churches are within walking distance of each other. Call 208-345-3441 for more information.

1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Taco Bell Arena Tickets available at idahotickets.com

city santa Santa Claus is Coming to Town! It’s a wonderful Downtown Boise holiday tradition— children lining up and waiting patiently to tell Santa their Christmas wishes, believing with all their might that the Jolly Old Elf will deliver the goods on Christmas morning. This year, Santa and his helpers will be visiting with kids at Plaza 121 in the Berryhill & Co. ballroom on Idaho Street across from DL Evans Bank. Stop by and see him every Saturday from Nov. 27 through Dec. 18 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; on First Thursday, Dec. 2, from 5-8 p.m.; and on Sunday, Dec. 19, from noon-4 p.m. And, moms and dads, for a small donation, your child can have his or her photo taken with Mr. Claus, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. ACS “elves” will print out your photo right on the spot for you to take with you. Just think of what a cute Christmas card it would make! ACS Executive Director Rick Carpenter said that the City Santa donations usually total about $2,800, and this helps fund research, education and other programs. “Not only does this raise funds, but it is also one of the most fun things we do all year,” Carpenter said. “The kids are great to work with, and they are either really overjoyed or scared to be with Santa. Often we shoot photos of the same kids year after year, and it’s fun to watch them grow up.” This year, DL Evans Bank is the proud sponsor of City Santa. “We are very excited to be a part of the Christmas in the City festivities, and especially being able to bring Santa to downtown Boise again this year,” said Joey Perry, vice president of private banking. So bundle up the kids, bring them to visit with Santa, get a photo snapped, help the American Cancer Society and do some downtown shopping all in one trip! Don’t miss out on this wonderful Christmas tradition. —Patti Murphy

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window gallery stroll

Winter Window Gallery Stroll Creates a Memorable Tradition for the Whole Family During Christmas in the City, Downtown Boise storefronts are transformed into winter wonderlands when artists from throughout the Treasure Valley create beautiful holiday displays as part of the Winter Window Gallery Stroll. What a treat to walk through Downtown Boise and discover an artistic surprise around every corner. Each unique window gallery is created to give you a festive and fun walking experience during your visits to downtown. This annual project is sponsored by the Downtown Boise Association and the City of Boise Department Arts and History. Happy window shopping! —Patti Murphy

Winter Window Locations Include: a.l.p.h.a. 213 N. 10th St.

Flatbread Community Oven 615 W. Main St.

Idaho Trust Bank 888 W. Broad St.

American Clothing Gallery 100 N. Eighth St.

Floating Feather Day Spa 602 W. Idaho St.

Le Cafe de Paris 204 N. Capitol Blvd.

Artisan Optics 190 N. Eighth St.

Flying M Coffeehouse 500 W. Idaho St.

Maclife 421 S. Eighth St.

Bonefish Grill 855 W. Broad St.

Graeber & Company 350 N. Ninth St.

Modern Hotel 1314 W. Grove St.

Brick Oven Bistro 801 W. Main St.

Hampton Inn & Suites 495 S. Capitol Blvd.

Plaza 121 121 N. Ninth St.

Cassis 819 W. Idaho St.

Idaho Candy Company 412 S. Eighth St.

Cheers 828 W. Idaho St.

Idaho Mountain Touring 1310 W. Main St.

Renewal Consignment Home Furnishings 517 S. Eighth St.

DL Evans Bank 213 N. Ninth St.

Idaho State Historical Museum 610 N. Julia Davis Drive

Dunkley Music 410 S. Capitol Blvd.

Snake River Winery 786 W. Broad St. Zen Bento 1000 W. Main St.

Winter Window Artists Include: Angi Grow Bluemont Lisa Bower Julia Cantu Angel Edwards Bobby Gaytan Frank Goitia

Julia Green Kris Hudson Lauren Kistner Jason Large Andrea Owen Sandy Marostica

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holiday Ho-Ho-Holiday Deals in Downtown Boise Yes Virginia, there are some great specials available in Downtown Boise during Christmas in the City. Merchants are filled with holiday spirit and can help you find everything on your list. Here are just a few of the specials you’ll find downtown this Christmas. And if you’re just not sure what gift you’d like to give, consider giving a Downtown Boise Gift Card, which is accepted most everywhere. Also, almost merchants offer gift certificates, so don’t forget to ask!

Hotel Deals Several hotels are offering special holiday packages for people who want to do their shopping in the city and then stay and play for a while. Prices may not include taxes. THE GROVE HOTEL (245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-333-8000, grovehotelboise. com) has a holiday package just right for the lover, partier, snuggler and Harry Potter fan. Eat, Stay, Love package for two includes room, champagne, dinner at Emilio’s (dine in or room service) and the Grove’s special Lotus Candle turn-down service. This special will run through Friday, Dec. 31. Package price: $149 Bring in the New Year in style with Big Jack’s New Years Rockin’ Eve package. It includes two tickets to the New Year’s Eve party at the Boise Centre and breakfast for two the next morning. Package price: $179 Snuggle up during the winter months with Baby It’s Cold Outside, which runs through February 2011. This package includes a room for two, a fleece blanket from the Grove, two cups of cocoa and a $25 Downtown Boise Gift Card. Package price: $159 The Deathly Hallows Premier Package is for all you Harry Potter fans, but you’ve only got three days— Friday, Nov. 19-Sunday, Nov. 21—to take advantage of it. It includes your room, an “Enchanted Coin” turndown service, and two “Howler-tinis” to whet your appetite for more Potter-mania. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I opens at the Downtown Edwards Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 18. Package price: $129 HAMPTON INN & SUITES (495 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-331-1900, boisedowntownsuites.hamptoninn.com) is offering a weekend Shop and Drop package that includes room accommodations for up to four people, a $25 Downtown Boise Gift Card, compli-

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mentary hot breakfast buffet, a 2 p.m. late checkout time, and access to all of Hampton’s amenities. Hampton also offers a Date Night and Relationship Stimulus Package which is what you need in the hectic holiday season. These packages include accommodations and a Downtown Boise Gift Card, plus all the guest amenities. For more details and rates, visit the website and click on “hotel specials.” And remember, if you and your friends are having a holiday party and need a place to lay your weary head, Hampton offers a group discount for overnight accommodations. HOTEL 43 (981 W Grove St., 208342-4622, hotel43.com) and Chandlers Steakhouse are joining up to offer a memorable downtown experience with the Dine and Unwind Package. Receive one night in a luxurious top floor Capitol room, featuring a king bed, 12foot ceilings and wet bar, as well as a $75 dining certificate. Reservations are recommended at Chandlers. Package price: Friday-Monday, $189 per night; Tuesday-Thursday $249 per night Downtown Boise offers some of the most unique shops, boutiques and dining experiences so you can spend an afternoon discovering the latest trends with the Shop till you Drop package. Check into Hotel 43 for a night stay in one of the Capitol Level rooms offering beautiful views. Plus, receive a $50 Downtown Boise Gift Card. Package price: $159 per night Spend your day as you wish: Shopping, touring Boise’s historic districts, visiting arts venues or friends, then come back to Hotel 43 and enjoy a one night stay in a Capitol Level rooms and a $50 hotel credit with the Capitol Holiday Package. How to spend your $50 hotel credit? You can order drinks and dinner at Chandlers Steakhouse, room service the next morning from Metro Cafe, or take home the cuddly stuffed bear that will be sitting in your room waiting for you when you arrive. Package price: $149 per night WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


deals THE OWYHEE PLAZA HOTEL (1109 Main St., 208-343-4611, owyheeplaza. com) and Plaza Grill Restaurant will be having a traditional Thanksgiving buffet Thursday, Nov. 25. Call 208-343-4611 for more information. Stay at the historic Owyhee Plaza Hotel in a deluxe room for two and enjoy two welcome cocktails in the Gamekeeper Lounge and two complimentary appetizers with the Owyhee Plaza Hotel Getaway. Then, treat yourself to a night out with two movie tickets to Regal Cinemas. The next morning, enjoy breakfast for two in our Plaza Grill Restaurant. Package price: $116 Book any holiday party for 30 or more and receive a complimentary case of champagne. Make it an even more special night by reserving a guest room at a discounted rate. Call for more information and ask for Sales and Catering.

Retail AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY, INC. (100 N. Eighth St., 208-433-0872) has stocked the store with lots of great gift ideas for all the women on your shopping list. The gallery has a limited supply of Boise State orange and blue reversable jackets and vests and licensed bling T-shirts. On the First Thursday on Dec. 2 the gallery will host two trunk shows. Sales representative Katie Fagan of EMU of Australia will be on hand with the winter and early spring line of sheepskin boots, shoes and sandals. Plus, there will be drawing for a pair of EMU’s. Local jewelry designer Lisa Dean Earlander will also be in the gallery with her latest and greatest holiday creations. She has made an exclusive collection of limited designed Boise State earrings. The selections of ready-to-wear are endless: from Old Gringo leopard print goat-skin boots to Pendleton jackets and coats. They will ship anywhere in the United States until Wednesday, Dec. 15, for a nominal fee and will be open seven days a week until Christmas. Plus, everything purchased in the shop will be gift wrapped free while you wait.

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eyewear from around the world and iLasik—the most accurate lasik procedure available today. Plus, this holiday season they are celebrating their 20th year in business, and that means more deals, including: free single-vision, clear, polycarbonate lenses with the purchase of any frame in stock (excluding Oakley and Maui Jim frames) or $500 off iLasik (cannot be combined with any other discounts or insurance). Plus, they are offering $45 computerized reading assessments—a savings of $100. Zero percent ďŹ nancing is also available.

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For the holidays R. GREY GALLERY (415 S. Eighth St., 208-385-9337, rgreygallery.com) is featuring new designs from Robert Grey Kaylor’s “steel line,� including the highly popular vintage key jewelry and his dated railroad nail jewelry, which he creates from historic railroad nails that bear the year they were forged. While you’re shopping downtown, stop in and warm up with some holiday treats and refreshments, try on a few pieces of bling and take home some sparkle for the man or woman on your shopping list.

The holidays mean cooking and entertaining, so it makes sense to stop into POTTERY GOURMET (811 W. Bannock St., 208-368-0649, potterygourmet. com) and take advantage of special prices on beautiful and functional cookware and dishes. Pottery Gourmet is offering special pricing on All-Clad cookware and 30-percent discounts on beautiful Polish crystal. The crystal sets are already gift wrapped and ready to go. Here is a great gift for anyone on Also featured is a new shipment of your shopping list who happens to wear Ceramika Artystyczna, considered the glasses. Give the gift of an eye exam, best handmade pottery in the world by contact lenses, eyewear, sunglasses or those in the know. And, if you want to bladeless all-laser Lasik. ARTISAN OPTICS (190 N. Eighth St., learn more about the art of cooking, join chef Randy King on Tuesday, Dec. 7, for 208-338-0500, downtown@artisanopA Christmas Feast. tics.com) offers personalized care, —Patti Murphy an eclectic collection of handcrafted WWW. BOISEWEEKLY.C O M

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parking Take Advantage of FREE Parking Downtown, Saturday, Dec. 11 How often do you get something totally free, with no strings attached? Hmm, we thought so. That’s why it makes us so jolly to tell you about the free all-day parking in downtown Boise during the holidays. You heard right: From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, you can browse, eat, enjoy downtown entertainment and shop ’til you drop, and parking will cost you absolutely nothing in the following lots. Why not take the money you save on parking and use it to do something fun, like go shopping at the more than 250 downtown merchants? Think of this as a community holiday gift from the Capital City Development Corporation, Republic Parking, The Car Park and Diamond Parking Services. Oh, and don’t forget that parking is always free on Saturdays and Sundays in metered street spaces. Happy holiday shopping! —Patti Murphy

Public Parking Garages Operated by Republic Parking: CAPITOL TERRACE—Corner of Main Street and Capitol Boulevard (access on Main or Idaho streets) CITY CENTRE GARAGE—Corner Ninth and Front streets (access on Ninth Street) EASTMAN GARAGE—Corner of Ninth and Main streets (access on Main or Idaho streets) GROVE STREET GARAGE—Corner of 10th and Grove streets (access on 10th Street) MYRTLE STREET GARAGE—Corner of Myrtle Street and Capitol Boulevard (access on Myrtle and Capitol)

Surface Lots Operated by The Car Park: BARBER LOT—Capitol Boulevard and Front Street BOISE PLAZA EAST AND SOUTH LOTS—10th and Bannock streets FULTON LOT—Between Eighth and Ninth streets on Fulton Street GARRO—Between Eighth and Ninth streets on Bannock Street HOFF LOT—Located behind the Hoff building on Ninth and Jefferson streets

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Surface Lots and Structures Operated by Republic Parking: • 1080 Front St. • Sixth and Idaho streets • 510 W. Main St. • 560 W. Main St. • 116 S. Sixth St. • Eighth and River streets • Fifth and Main streets • 618 W. Idaho St. • 10th and State streets • Fifth and Front streets • 10th and Idaho streets • 11th and Idaho streets • Capitol Boulevard and Fulton Street • Sixth and Jefferson streets • 210 N. Sixth St. • 500 W. Idaho St. • 416 W. Idaho St. • Fifth and Idaho streets • Wells Fargo Garage

Surface Lots Operated by Diamond Parking Services: • 1010 W. Jefferson St. on the corner of 11th and Jefferson streets • 176 S. Capitol Blvd. off of Grove Street • 122 N. Fifth St. • 507 W. Idaho St. • Sixth and Grove streets

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giving back

Giving Tree, Empty Bowls Help to Make a Big Difference For most of us, Christmas time means presents, food, family and fun. But along with all the festivities and decorations, Christmas also is about giving to others, granting wishes and spreading hope to those in our community who need our support. Each year there are two events in particular that embody our community’s giving spirit: The Giving Tree to benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance and the Idaho Food Bank Empty Bowls event. The magnificent Giving Tree stands at the center of the Grove Plaza and twinkles with more than 3,500 lights. Tied to the boughs of the tree are 2,000 colorful gift tags that describe simple items that could make a world of difference for the women and children who seek help from WCA. You are invited to take a tag from the Giving Tree, purchase the requested gifts and deliver the new, unwrapped gift to the WCA, 720 W. Washington St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or any Zions Bank listed below. WCA provides safety, shelter, healing and support to women and their children escaping the trauma of domestic violence and abuse. Your donation will provide hope and put a smile on the faces of hundreds of moms and their children on Christmas Day. “The importance of the Giving Tree is that the items donated so generously by the community are used by the families in our shelter, not only during the holidays, but throughout the entire year to come,” said Katherine Johnson, WCA community relations manager. “We are extremely grateful to be the beneficiary of such an important annual event.” For more information, visit wcaboise.org. Also on the Grove is the annual Idaho Foodbank Empty Bowls event happening Friday, Nov 26. Join in this family tradition and help feed the hungry. Choose from a wide variety of custom-made bowls, each artistically created by artists throughout the state. Then have your bowl filled with steaming hot gourmet soup from Boise’s best restaurants and enjoy entertainment, other food and beverages and friends and family. Great food and fun, and you’ll be helping our neighbors who have fallen on hard times. For more information visit idahofoodbank.org.

WCA GIVING TREE Saturday, Nov. 27Tuesday, Dec. 14 Grove Plaza

GIFT DROP LOCATIONS: WCA 720 W. Washington St.

Zions Bank 890 Main St. 7402 W. Fairview Ave., 6176 N. Eagle Road, 3715 E. Overland Road, Meridian 2121 W. Karcher Road, Nampa 509 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell

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Here’s Something Free for the Holidays. Parking Downtown is easy, convenient, simple. And for the first hour it’s FREE.

Friday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Grove Plaza

First Hour Free in Downtown Boise Public Parking Garages every day, all year. Ho ho ho.

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